The Yankees enjoyed last night. They enjoyed CC Sabathia’s insanely good start. They enjoyed something like 15 or 16 sacrifice flies. They enjoyed what player after player called the first step toward a bigger goal.
“This is just the first step,” Mark Teixeira said. “We have to get into the playoffs to win the World Series.”
Some things are almost certainly going to change in the next five days. Joe Girardi is going to rest some of his everyday guys and he’s going to lineup his rotation for the division series, but the Yankees are going to the playoffs. And they enjoyed getting there.
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